Four suspected bunkery suspects and six 6 tankers and articulated trucks loaded with stolen and illegally refined petroleum products suspected to be automated gasoline oil (AGO) were impounded in Delta State.
It was gathered that men of the Special Intelligence Squad of Commandant General of National security and civil defence corps burst into the secret loading point at Odorubu waterside in Patani council area of the state.
The command’s public relations officer, Dsc Emeka Peters Okwechime, in a statement on Wednesday said the suspected vandals used a tanker to barricade the only road leading to the illegal loading point to prevent men of the NSCDC from gaining access to the illegal loading point.
According to him, the officers engaged the services of six truck drivers, two auto electricians and a tow truck, which towed away the heavily loaded 120liters capacity truck used by the crude oil thieves to barricade the road leading to the illegal loading point.
Okwechime stated that the four suspects were arrested in a separate operation in Warri with a Toyota Camry blue car with registration number BMA 786 TN and a Toyota sienna with registration Number KSF 107 CD both loaded with illegally refined petroleum product suspected to be AGO concealed in a 25liter polythene sacks numbering about 300 sacks.
He gave the names of the suspects as Clement Mike 34years, Tobore Morgan 39years, Chinwe Ikpeamachukwu 40years and Jeff Oluchi 29years now at large.
He further added that the suspects were currently undergoing investigation and would be charged to court accordingly to serve as a deterrent to others.